Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Education (Major Research Paper)

Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Education
Field of Study:Education, General
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,176
Careers:College and Other Vocational InstructorsSchool and Guidance CounsellorsEducation Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers


The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical perspectives that have influenced education, and a foundational understanding of research. Students apply into one of the following three fields of specialization: Social and Cultural Contexts in Education, Teaching Learning and Development or Administration and Leadership in Education. Each field of specialization has required core and elective courses although the number of required courses varies according to the field of specialization and according to the selected pathway through the program. Students may complete their program following either a Research Pathway or a Course Pathway. Only limited spaces are available for full-time funded students in the research pathway. The decision to complete a thesis or a Major Research Paper (MRP) is made after completion of the fall term for full-time students, and after course work is completed for part-time students. Courses are offered in St. Catharines as well as at Brock's Hamilton campus and Sheridan College in Oakville. The MEd program is intended to enhance the capacity of students to engage in critical reflection, scholarly inquiry, and informed educational practice. Graduates obtain credentials to pursue careers in higher education, adult education, training and / or professional development services, health related fields, or pursue doctoral studies. Both full and part-time study is available.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Students will normally hold a four year Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (Brock University equivalent) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study. Successful teaching or other professional experience is an asset.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 12, 2022